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Where can I find fresh peas?

colfaxBee May 26, 2010 09:02 AM

I'm talking about the kind you open up with large peas inside. Not snow peas or sugar snap. Ideally in lower Manhattan. Am craving fresh peas pureed with mint and sea salt. Mmmm.

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  1. Withnail42 RE: colfaxBee May 27, 2010 04:59 AM

    Try the green market in Union Square. I've bought them there before. Although it might be a little early in the season.

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      MMRuth RE: Withnail42 May 27, 2010 09:21 AM

      I didn't see them on Saturday, for what it's worth.

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        Withnail42 RE: MMRuth May 30, 2010 12:43 PM

        Bought some from a stall this saturday was on the Barnes and noble side of the market.

        Edit: see link posted by Cpalms below that was the place.

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      UnderemployedInNYC RE: colfaxBee May 27, 2010 08:02 AM

      While you hunt, swing by Otto- right now there is a pasta with fresh pea and mint and ricotta. It's awesome and, as always, $9.00.


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        colfaxBee RE: UnderemployedInNYC May 27, 2010 09:08 AM

        Ooh, yum! Will have to try to remember that. Do you know what type of sauce it's in? I actually bought a similar ravioli at the grocery store, but am not sure how to best prepare it. Tossed with butter?

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          UnderemployedInNYC RE: colfaxBee May 27, 2010 11:30 AM

          The sauce is basically like a mint pesto, olive oil based. The pasta is a wide flat noodle. There's not a lot of the ricotta on it- just a little on top. So good. And as I've said many times on these boards, such an exceptional meal for less than $10.

          With the ravioli I would probably skip the butter and use olive oil, coarse sea salt and maybe some fresh crushed mint and basil?


      2. erica RE: colfaxBee May 27, 2010 10:15 AM

        Miglorelli at Union Square market had them yesterday, along with sugar snaps.

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          Cpalms RE: erica May 30, 2010 08:15 AM

          this is what u r looking for...


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            kathryn RE: erica May 30, 2010 12:47 PM

            They had them on Friday (the 28th) as well. Shell peas, not sugar snaps.

            Also the Union Square Greenmarket is definitely open for regular business on Monday, Memorial Day.

            Union Square Greenmarket
            Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

          2. JoanN RE: colfaxBee May 30, 2010 07:50 AM

            No lower Manhattan, but bought some yesterday at Fairway. $3.99/lb.

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              MMRuth RE: JoanN May 31, 2010 10:41 AM

              Me too!

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